Brønnøy Kalk AS Selects
Volvo Trucks for Autonomous Transport
November 26, 2018
Volvo Trucks has just signed a landmark
agreement with Brønnøy Kalk AS in Norway to
provide its first commercial autonomous solution
transporting limestone from an open pit mine to
a nearby port.
Volvo Trucks has signed a landmark agreement
with Brønnøy Kalk AS to provide its first
commercial autonomous transport solution.
The solution for
Brønnøy Kalk AS consists of limestone being transported by
six autonomous Volvo FH trucks on a five kilometer stretch
through tunnels between the mine itself and the crusher.
Tests of this solution have been carried out successfully
and will continue throughout 2018 to become fully
operational by the end of 2019.
The agreement follows recent successful automation projects
involving mining, sugar cane harvesting and refuse
collection. Yet this commercial solution represents an
exciting first for Volvo Trucks. Rather than purchasing
autonomous trucks, Brønnøy Kalk is buying a transport
solution – specifically the transport of the limestone
between the two hubs.
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